Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

07.09.2015

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking Classy

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup – is it breakfast or dessert? I’m going to say both and it’s definitely worthy of your weekend breakfast splurge. You get that light and fluffy angel food cake soaked in a classic french toast custard and it’s topped the most delicious (not overly sweetened) fresh strawberry syrup. Then of course it’s finished with a generous dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream. All that together makes for one decadent and heavenly breakfast! Want to impress guests or serve up a unique breakfast in bed treat for your loved one, then make this!

You may likely have just a bit of strawberry syrup left over, I debated on doing 1 1/2 the recipe listed because that’s about what we used – but I did have a few picky eating nieces and nephews that said no syup, whipped cream only. I know, what!? But my thoughts are, the only way I’ve really ever liked angel food cake is with a fair amount of topping because it can be on the dry side. So it’s better to have too much than to not have enough. Plus, if you are lucky enough to have any left over you can store it in the fridge then rewarm and serve it up the next few days with oatmeal, or add a few spoonfuls to smoothies or shakes, spoon atop ice cream or serve over pancakes. With all the fresh strawberries in season you’ll want a full batch of it. It’s completely delicious and it pairs perfectly with this irresistible Angel Food Cake French Toast. Cheers to summer breakfasts!

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking ClassyFresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking ClassyAngel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking Classy

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Yield: 12 - 14 slices, about 6 - 7 servings

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients

    French Toast
  • 1 8-inch angel food cake, sliced into 12 - 14 pieces (or two angel food cake loafs, sliced into 1-inch thick pieces)
  • 1 1/4 cups (295ml) milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Butter for griddle
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, stemmed and diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (110g) granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions

  • For the strawberry syrup:
  • Bring strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and 2 Tbsp water to a boil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat slightly and allow to boil about 4 - 6 minutes until berries are softened and juices are well extracted. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 Tbsp water with cornstarch until well blended then pour into berry mixture. Allow to boil until thickened about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool slightly (I added 2 drops of red food color just to enhance the color).
  • For the french toast:
  • Heat a non-stick griddle to 375 degrees. To a blender add milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and pulse just until blended (alternately you can whisk until well blended in a mixing bowl). Pour into a shallow dish, such as an 8 by 8-inch baking dish. Place about 6 pieces of angel food cake into egg mixture (or how ever many fit without overcrowding) and allow to soak about 2 1/2 minutes per side (it won't soak through to center but you do want a good coating on the outsides).
  • Butter griddle and place soaked angel food cake pieces onto griddle. Cook several minutes until bottom is golden brown, then lift, butter griddle and cook opposite side until golden brown, also cook top and edges about 30 seconds each side. Repeat with remaining slices of angel food cake. Serve warm with warm strawberry syrup and whipped cream.
  • Recipe source: syrup - Cooking Classy, french toast - inspired by BHG
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2015/07/angel-food-cake-french-toast-with-fresh-strawberry-syrup/

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking ClassyAngel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking Classy Angel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking ClassyAngel Food Cake French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup | Cooking Classy

 

10 comments

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: I am totally in love with this!! I love angel food cake and I love french toast. Yum! July 9, 2015 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Beth @ bethcakes: Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love the idea of French toast made of cake. :) This strawberry syrup sounds wonderful on just about anything! July 9, 2015 at 3:07pm Reply

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout: Wow, talk about delicious! And that fresh strawberry syrup sounds great! Love this :) July 9, 2015 at 6:52pm Reply

  • Medeja: Yummy! looks irresistible! Especially because of the strawberry syrup :) July 10, 2015 at 4:14am Reply

  • Maja: Awesome recipe! I love french toast, but I have never tried it with strawberries :)
    x M. July 10, 2015 at 4:37am Reply

  • Martha in KS: This recipe made me remember Mock Angel Food Cake that we made at camp. Cut thick slices of French bread – dip into Eagle Brand, then shredded coconut. If I remember correctly (it’s been over 40 years), we cooked it over a campfire on a stick. I think a skillet & stove would be much easier. July 10, 2015 at 7:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds delicious! July 10, 2015 at 10:00pm Reply

  • Meriem @ Culinary Couture: So decadent..I love it! This would make a great Mother’s Day breakfast :) July 10, 2015 at 7:26pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: Angel food cake isn’t my fave because it lacks little flavor but this seems like an awesome way to serve it. Plus, then the French toast is kind of healthy, right? July 11, 2015 at 6:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes Healthy indeed!! ;) July 14, 2015 at 5:34pm Reply

Add your comment:

Copyright 2016 Cooking Classy
Design by cre8d